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June 6 - 14, 2020 (9 days and 7 nights)

** Cancelled **

Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of Kobayashi Travel Service

(deposit must be made by 10/15/2019)

Narita, Odaiba (two nights), Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Ameyokocho, Hakone, Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center, Cruise on Lake Ashinoko, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Greenpia Makinohara Tea Factory, Shunkado Unagi Pie Factory, Nagoya Castle, Honmaru Palace, Nabana No Sato, Iga-ryu Ninja Hakubutsukan, Kyoto(two nights), Arashiyama, Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Bamboo Grove, Osaka, Kaiyukan Aquarium, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Wax Food Hands-on-Activity

$ 4,295 per person
$ 795 per person
$ 3,195 per person

(Individual arrangements to meet group are not included)

Saturday, June 6 (Day 01)
Our tour commences this morning when we assemble at the Japan Airlines check-in lobby #5 at the Honolulu Airport for baggage check-in procedures. We will depart Honolulu for Narita International Airport. Lunch and a snack will be served on board the flight.

Sunday, June 7 (Day 02)
We’ll arrive Narita Airport in the afternoon and after completing entry and customs formalities, we’ll transfer to our hotel on the man-made island of Odaiba to check-in for two nights. A welcome dinner is planned for you this evening at the hotel.

Accommodations at GRAND NIKKO TOKYO DAIBA or similar

Monday, June 8 (Day 03)
Tokyo Sensoji Temple webEnjoy a full day of sightseeing in the exciting metropolitan city of Tokyo. We’ll visit Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest tower and second tallest structure in the world. The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kanto region. The observatory on the top features a spiral glass-covered sky walk and offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding areas (weather permitting). We’ll visit Asakusa, the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi district where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of the past decades still survives. Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple), Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple dedicated to the goddess of Kannon. Located between the main hall of the temple and the famous red lantern of Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) is Nakamise-dori, a lively pedestrian street lined with colorful shops offering typical Japanese souvenirs and traditional local snacks. Enjoy shopping at Ameyokocho, a busy district located between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. Many indoor and outdoor vendors offer a variety of food products and various merchandise at discounted prices. Dinner is on your own this evening. Our hotel in Odaiba is located within walking distance of malls with many shopping and dining opportunities.

Accommodations at GRAND NIKKO TOKYO DAIBA or similar

Tuesday, June 9 (Day 04)
Mt FujiWe’ll travel to Hakone, noted as one of Japan’s most popular hot spring resorts with its volcanic hot springs and natural beauty - part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. We’ll visit the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center located in Yamanashi prefecture at the entrance of the Subaru Line - the toll road leading up the slopes of Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most sacred mountain. The center provides some history and information about the Fuji Five Lakes and the value of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on scenic Lake Ashino-ko, a beautiful crater lake formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone. Weather permitting, enjoy a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji as we cruise on the serene lake. Enjoy dinner and relax in the soothing hot springs at our onsen hotel this evening.

Accommodations at TENYU or similar

Wednesday, June 10 (Day 05)
We’ll continue on to spend the night in Nagoya, the largest city in the Chubu region of Japan. Enroute, we’ll visit Greenpia Makinohara (tea factory) to observe the process of tea production, including a close-up view of the tea plants growing in the fields. After the conclusion of the tour, you’ll have time to browse through the gift shop offering a variety of tea and tea-related products available for purchase. We’ll continue on to the city of Hamamatsu, the largest city in Shizuoka prefecture. The city is best known for its eel (unagi) production in Lake Hamana. Enjoy a visit of the Shunkado Unagi Pie Factory to see the production of various flavors of unagi pie - a light crispy cookie flavored with eel bones - a popular omiyage to bring home from Hamamatsu. Dinner will be provided for you this evening at the hotel.

Accommodations at NAGOYA TOKYU HOTEL or similar

Thursday, June 11 (Day 06)
Nagoya CastleThis morning, we’ll view Nagoya Castle, one of the largest and greatest castles in the country, constructed on the orders of Ieyasu Tokugawa of the Owari branch. One of the main features of the castle are the kinshachi (golden dolphins) adorning the main ridge of the castle roof, signifying prosperity. Honmaru Palace, located on the castle grounds has been designated as a National Treasure and regarded as the finest masterpiece of modern castle architecture in Japan. We’ll continue on to Kuwana city in Mie Prefecture to visit Nabana No Sato, a beautiful floral garden, noted as one of the best known attractions in the prefecture. The garden is divided into sections dedicated to a variety of seasonal flowers such as begonias and roses (weather permitting). We’ll travel to the city of Iga to visit Iga-ryu Ninja Hakubutsukan, a small museum dedicated to the history of the ninja and ninjutsu. The museum’s collection includes ancient ninjutsu writings, audiovisuals, models and extensive displays of the weaponry and techniques employed by ninja, including a display of hundreds of ninja tools. The museum also features a model village with tours and demonstrations of its features. We’ll continue on to spend two nights in Kyoto. Dinner will be provided for you this evening at the hotel.

Accommodations at MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO HACHIJO or similar

Friday, June 12 (Day 07)
Sagano Bamboo GroveWe’ll travel to Arashiyama, a pleasant district located in the western outskirts of Kyoto, noted as a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. The name Arashiyama also refers to the mountain across the Oi River which forms a backdrop to the district. The romantic Togetsukyo Bridge (Moon Crossing Bridge), spanning across the Hozu River, is Arashiyama’s most iconic landmark. Many small shops and restaurants are located nearby including Tenryuji Temple, noted as one of Kyoto’s five great Zen temples. The area north of the bridge is known as Sagano and one of the main attractions is to visit the famous Sagano Bamboo Grove. The groves are particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth. The sound of the wind in the forest has been voted as one of “one-hundred-must-be-preserved-sounds of Japan” by the Japanese government. The rest of the afternoon in Kyoto is at your leisure for your own activities. Dinner will be on your own this evening to try some local-style cuisine at one of the restaurants located nearby our hotel.

Accommodations at MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO HACHIJO or similar

Saturday, June 13 (Day 08)
Osaka Kaiyukan AquariumThis morning, we’ll travel to Osaka, Japan’s third largest city to spend the night. We’ll visit Kaiyukan Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world located in the Tempozan Harbor Village in the bay area of Osaka. The aquarium features displays of marine life, plants, reptiles, birds, and a Japan Forest where you can feel the beautiful sunshine and fresh air. The name kaiyukan literally means “Playing in the Sea Pavilion” and you will enjoy observing these creatures as if they are playing together in the sea. Enjoy a stroll through Kuromon Ichiba Market - the most active and busiest food market - lined with specialty shops and general-purpose stores that supply many of the local restaurants as well as residents of the city with their products. Enjoy a hands-on experience to make a wax food sample at one of the shops located nearby. Dinner will be provided for you this evening.

Accommodations at HOTEL ANA CROWNE PLAZA OSAKA or similar

Sunday, June 14 (Day 09)
In the late afternoon, we’ll transfer to the Kansai International Airport to check-in for our evening flight to Honolulu, arriving in the morning on the same day due to the crossing of the International Date Line. A late meal will be served on board the flight.

Map of Tour Itinerary

The tour price is based on double occupancy and a minimum group size of 20 passengers. Fare adjustment may apply for groups of 20 or under. The rate is based on tariffs and exchange rates effective 7/1/2019. Tour fare is subject to change according to any airfare increase and fluctuation of the rate 0of exchange between U.S. and foreign currency. In the event of revaluation, the land portion of the tour price may be adjusted prior to your final statement.

Land portion based on 110 Yen = $1.00 U.S